The Minnesota Department of Health reported Friday that the total number of deaths due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus in the state has risen to 1,600, while the cumulative number of positive cases in the state has risen to over 54,400.
Health officials indicated that the state now has a total of 54,463 positive cases, which was up 779 from 53,692 on Thursday, and the 1,600 deaths due to the virus was up six from 1,594 on Thursday. They added that 1,223 COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Minnesota have been from cases that resided in long-term or assisted living facilities. Mower County recorded 1,064 positive COVID-19 cases during the pandemic Friday, which was up five from 1,059 cases on Thursday. Olmsted County now has 1,588 cases, up 21 from 1,567 on Thursday, Freeborn County reported 353 cases Friday, up one from 352 on Thursday and Steele County recorded 321 cases Friday, up three from 318 on Thursday. Dodge County Dodge County now has 122 cases, up one from 121 on Thursday and Fillmore County reported 59 cases Friday, up one from 58 on Thursday.
312 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19 in Minnesota at last word, which was up 14 from Thursday, and 151 of those patients were being treated in intensive care units, which was up 10 from 141 on Thursday. A total of 47,289 patients in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.